Woman Swimmer Plate, 1937
Enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain. The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds. 1989-41-30.
What is this?
Large, circular form; in center, image of smiling woman dressed in bathing suit and bathing cap, standing before skyline of Moscow; blue border with six reserves showing women athletes; between each reserve an oval medalion with "USSR" (in Russian) and floral motif; gilded border with burnished star-like pattern.